The Shetland Pony, Past & Present

Lady Estella Hope with four-in-hand

The Lady Estella Hope and four-in-hand of Shetland ponies, 35" high

The above photo, although of poor quality, is one of the earliest showing a four in hand of Shetland ponies in the U.K. The left leader is probably Hoplemuroma 130, the famous driving mare belonging to Lady Estella Hope. The photo was taken by Miss Maude A. Craigie Halkett about 1900 & reproduced in the magazine, ' Black & White Budget' in February 1901.
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